King Push continues to release visuals off his album, as this time Terrance and Chris lounge on the beach in the pale moonlight with some exotic women. Sweet serenade indeed. Directed by Colin Tilley. My Name Is My Name
Sidebar: Check out Pusha’s digital cover for Complex Mag “My Name Is My Name” week.
Jay Z decked out in an all white Tom Ford suit for Vanity Fair’s November issue where he talks about his Drug Dealing past, His daughter Blue Ivy, as well as Forbes Guestimate of how much he is actually worth. Peep an excerpt from the story below!
“CRACK WAS EVERYWHERE—IT WAS INESCAPABLE. THERE WASN’T ANY PLACE YOU COULD GO FOR ISOLATION OR A BREAK. YOU GO IN THE HALLWAY; [THERE ARE] CRACKHEADS IN THE HALLWAY. YOU LOOK OUT IN THE PUDDLES ON THE CURBS—CRACK VIALS ARE LITTERED IN THE SIDE OF THE CURBS. YOU COULD SMELL IT IN THE HALLWAYS, THAT PUTRID SMELL; I CAN’T EXPLAIN IT, BUT IT’S STILL IN MY MIND WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT.”
Iggy Azalea blooms in all her naked glory for the second cover of Complex Mag’s October/November issue alongside Chance The Rapper . Jump below to read an excerpt of her Q&A before reading the rest here .
You’ve been fortunate to be around veterans like T.I. at Grand Hustle Records and Nas, who you toured with. What are the greatest lessons they’ve taught you?
Nas encourages me to take risks. He’s made me be less afraid and even more unapologetic. Even with “Bounce,” I was like, “It’s a pop record. I don’t know.” He was like, “Just fucking do it. It’s something different. It’s one song, what’s the big deal?” I couldn’t believe Nas was telling me to do a hip-pop record. The thing that I learned from both of them is to be unaffected by everything. There were a lot of sad days in that studio, and T.I. would be like, “Look, shawty…” and give me a spiel about how he went to prison and if something’s not going to send you to prison or kill you, you shouldn’t worry about it. Career-wise, I used to compete with certain other people I had issues with. He sat me down and said, “You run your own race, like you’re a horse and you have blinders on. Don’t look at who’s on either side of you or who’s coming up.” That’s helped me a lot because even last year a lot of people would have chalked me up and said I was a wrap. I sometimes feel like I’m the turtle and other people are the hare. They win their race and finish or burn out and I just slowly run my own race. It works out in the end.
Newcomer Chance The Rapper has his mouth full as he graces the upcoming October/November issue of Complex. Peep the excerpt below where he talks about his relationship with his father. Read the story in full here
Things weren’t always so lovey-dovey between father and son. Prior to his success, Chance describes their relationship as strained, if not estranged. In a family that stressed the importance of education, Chance didn’t seem to care about school. He lays part of the blame for this attitude on Kanye West: “I was a mad impressionable kid, and every skit from The College Dropout was telling me how I didn’t need school. And I think that had a very big impact on how I treated it.” The one assignment he remembers turning in during senior year was an essay on why he didn’t want to go to college. The 10-day suspension for smoking weed didn’t help matters with his father. “I was like his bad son,” says Chance, whose younger brother, Taylor, is also a budding rapper. “At one point [my father] was like, ‘I might have to kill this nigga. He is too bad. I put this nigga in the world….’” Chance trails off, leaving the rest to the imagination. “He used to say that. Only way more violently.” Chance told the Chicago Reader that he once let three months pass without speaking to his father. The silence was broken when Chance’s friend Rodney was killed in August of 2011. “He picked me up from the hospital. It was a really crazy situation that we went through,” says Chance. “And from then, we just valued each other a lot more. He really started taking my music shit seriously.”
October’s Very Own graces Billboard’s Weekly Edition as he poses for the camera with all smiles. Drizzy has also come along way from, “Diss me and you’ll never hear a response from it” as he weighs in on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse in Billboards cover story saying:
“I didn’t really have anything to say about it,” Drake says of the verse, which has so far inspired responses from A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson and too many others to count. “It just sounded like an ambitious thought to me. That’s all it was.
I know good and well that Kendrick’s not murdering me, at all, in any platform.
So when that day presents itself, I guess we can revisit the topic.”
Interesting to see whether this gets addressed in a new Drake verse, or whether Kendrick decides to weigh in. Nothing truly was the same. Hahaaah!
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